When we look only for opportunities to lead, we often miss the more frequent and more common opportunities for meaningful influence. Influence of others through the more common, relational and unsuspecting moments make the more lasting impact. But in doing so, we need to pay attention more, a lot more.
I believe by focusing on being a leader, many people lose track of being right where they are. On the next step; the small moments of influence, common moments, moments of relationship.
- Where are you?
- What is your next step?
- Who is with you?
- What is your tempo to living?
I am not advocating that we do not have an objective, end goal, or destination. All I am asking is that we do not lose sight of what and who are immediately around us. And how we are giving of ourselves into the commonality of each step?